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Russia condemned for aggression against Ukraine at G20 summit

Russia condemned for aggression against Ukraine at G20 summit Russia condemned for aggression against Ukraine at G20 summit (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Western foreign ministers condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine at the G20 meeting in Brazil, citing Reuters.

"Russia must be made to pay for its aggression," British Foreign Minister David Cameron told the closed session, according to his office.

Norwegian Minister Espen Barth Eide told reporters that Lavrov calmly responded to Cameron's remarks with "a set of alternative facts" regarding events in Ukraine.

"We have to support Ukraine until it emerges as a free and independent sovereign country without another army on its soil," said the Norwegian foreign minister, speaking at the meeting.

High-ranking diplomats from the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, and France made similar remarks on the first day of the two-day meeting.

The meeting was aimed at preparing the agenda for the G20 summit in November.

Brazil, which chairs the G20 this year, opened the meeting of foreign ministers, blaming the UN and other multinational structures for their inability to stop conflicts that result in the deaths of innocent people.

The 19th meeting of the heads of state of the Group of Twenty (G20) will take place on November 18-19, 2024, in Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro.

Assistance to Ukraine from Norway and the UK

It was previously reported that Norway plans to transfer ten NASAMS launcher systems to Ukraine.

The UK has been providing significant military assistance to Ukraine since the full-scale invasion by Russia began. As part of this aid, Ukrainian military personnel have received Challenger 2 tanks, long-range Storm Shadow missiles, M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, and other types of weaponry from the UK.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the country will continue to assist Ukraine.